Zayo Group, a company which network spans more than 77,000 route miles across the U.S. and Europe, will be one of the first carriers to build into Data Foundry’s second and largest Houston data center, a 350,000 square foot purpose-built colocation facility currently being constructed in North Houston’s Greens Crossing district. The facility will open in the first quarter of 2015.
With capabilities for 60 megawatts of power, Data Foundry’s new colocation facility will have a chilled water-cooling system, a 185mph wind-rated structure and will offer carrier-neutral network access to more than 10 On-Net fiber carriers.
Zayo plans to build diverse dark fiber routes into the data center in order to offer dark fiber, wavelengths, Ethernet, and IP services to customers.
“Zayo will be one of the first carriers to build into our new Houston 2 data center,” said Edward Henigin, CTO, Data Foundry. “We will open the facility with multiple carrier options ready to service our customers on day one, and look forward to offering Zayo’s services as one of these options.”
Austin and Houston
Founded in 1994, Data Foundry operates colocation facilities in Austin and Houston and owns private networks in Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Dallas.
“Zayo’s network provides secure, high-bandwidth connectivity to meet the demands of customers,” said Zach Nebergall, vice president of dark fiber at Zayo Group. “Extending our fiber network into Data Foundry’s Houston 2 facility expands our list of on-net buildings and provides Data Foundry customers access to our extensive network, which reaches 45 states and eight countries.”
Based in Boulder, Colo., Zayo Group provides comprehensive bandwidth infrastructure services in over 295 markets throughout the U.S. and Europe. The company also offers 27 carrier-neutral colocation facilities across the U.S.